Jameis Winston named Buccaneers starting quarterback
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have named rookie quarterback Jameis Winston as their starter.
Winston was the top overall pick in the draft.
"Jameis Winston will be our starting quarterback," Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith said Friday. "He'll take first reps. We're excited about that."
Winston is now ahead of Mike Glennon, a former starter.
"I would never put a guy in that position if he wasn't ready for that," Smith said. "A lot has been said about Jameis and mentors. Jameis doesn't need a mentor. Jameis is ready to take the reins and go with it."
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